So my FI comes from an old New England family. This means that they've been doing things a certain way for generations, and don't see the point of changing. Fine - it's none of my business, more power to them.
However - when finding a house to rent for the wedding (they don't want to stay in a hotel), they ignored my offers to find them a house in the town where we're getting hitched for a good price, and found one online, sight unseen, because it was dirt cheap, & "that's how we do things". Um, the house is on a major road, next to a dilapitated cow farm (oh, the smell is unbelievable), in the next town over - a thirty minute drive - when I told them this, they didn't think it would be that bad for the price. Fine- they're happy, etc. Let them stay with the cows.
Last weekend, my FMIL (who is awesome - I love her) e-mailed us to say that her family was thinking of having a BBQ at their rented house - the night of the Rehearsal Dinner! The reasoning: "We haven't had the whole family together in a long time, and it would be less expensive". Hello - how about the dinner FMIL & I have been planning for your whole family?!? They also thought that FI & I should come to their party, in addition to the dinner. I don't know how they thought this up, but I'm staying out of it. Argh.
Just had to get that out of my system - thanks!